So I said: “James, (not his real name) my precious Bride and I are about to ask a blessing on our food, if there is one thing we could pray for you, personally, what would it be?” He immediately leaned in towards us putting his hands on the table and said quite intensely: “My marriage.” I’ve seldom had such an immediate and direct response!
It was as if God had told James, "You know you have trouble in your marriage, I’ve sent this couple to pray for you so be ready when they ask you!”
WHEN WE AVAIL OURSELVES TO HIS ABILITIES, GOD POURS FORTH RIVERS OF LIVING WATER BY HIS SPIRIT.
Sometimes I will sense a person’s possible willingness to actually join hands with us and pray right then for their need? Upon asking James, he immediately stretched out his open hands and we united in prayer for his marriage.
The beauty of ministering to restaurant staff is that you have many small opportunities to sow little seeds during your meal and that is what we did.
I noticed a mother/daughter behind us, kinda listening and praying in agreement with us. Yes indeed “Rivers of Living Water” were pouring forth.
James called me the next day and I am meeting with the family to pray and encourage them in their marriage.
ALWAYS TIP GENEROUSLY IN GOOD OR BAD SERVICE.
You express the unconditional love of Christ that way. I believe there is very little more damaging to a meal time testimony or prayer than a standard tip. Our lunch was $21 and we gave James $20 for his service and friendship. In the big scheme of things $20 is not much different from $2:10 but the difference to James’s heart IS huge! It quite possibly made him a lot more willing to call me and follow up for his marriage.
As I came out of the restroom into the lobby area of the restaurant there was my Sweetie talking to the mother/daughter couple. I won’t go into details except for the fact that this couple has serious heart concerns for their children and we stepped to the side and prayed with and for them and again the Lord poured out much encouragement.
GOOD NEWS FLASHES!
Caner being cancelled! I am continually stronger and fitter, as per my triathlon testimony. 2 months ago I got a PSA report, which is going down from 5.1 to 3.6. I believe, with many of you for my complete healing from the prostate cancer. Thank you for praying for me and my family, precious Saints.
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A FAVORITE PRAYER PHOTO
“Please God may this picture of three precious boys in prayer inspire me to live a “PRAY NOW” Lifestyle, in Jesus name, I pray, amen.”
SAVE THE DATES:
September 7th & 8th, 2012